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[movies]Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun - TED.com
Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; global issues; military; peace; war; 2011
Downloads: 371
[movies]Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch - TED.com
There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; communication; global issues; politics; 2010
Downloads: 164
[movies]Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator - TED.com
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of hum
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2012
Downloads: 324
[movies]Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare - TED.com
Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; health; technology; TEDxAustin; 2013
Downloads: 185
[movies]Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola - TED.com
At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxChange; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; philanthropy; 2010
Downloads: 370
[movies]Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust - TED.com
Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That’s a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world … but, says philosopher Onora O’Neill, we don’t really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; government; philosophy; politics; TEDxHousesofParliament; 2013
Downloads: 74
[movies]Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator - TED.com
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2011
Downloads: 26
[movies]William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes" - TED.com
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; war; 2010
Downloads: 124
[movies]Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt - TED.com
Some of the world's most baffling social problems, says Peter Eigen, can be traced to systematic, pervasive government corruption, hand-in-glove with global companies. At TEDxBerlin, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization Transparency International.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBerlin; TED; Talks; corruption; global issues; money; politics; 2009
Downloads: 83
[movies]Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top! - TED.com
Kicking off the TED2013 conference, Jennifer Granholm asks a very American question with worldwide implications: How do we make more jobs? Her big idea: Invest in new alternative energy sources. And her big challenge: Can it be done with or without our broken Congress?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; global issues; work; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 473
[movies]Bruce Schneier: The security mirage - TED.com
The feeling of security and the reality of security don't always match, says computer-security expert Bruce Schneier. At TEDxPSU, he explains why we spend billions addressing news story risks, like the "security theater" now playing at your local airport, while neglecting more probable risks -- and how we can break this pattern.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPSU; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; security; technology; 2010
Downloads: 294
[movies]David Cameron: The next age of government - TED.com
The leader of Britain's Conservative Party says we're entering a new era -- where governments themselves have less power (and less money) and people empowered by technology have more. Tapping into new ideas on behavioral economics, he explores how these trends could be turned into smarter policy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; global issues; politics; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 165
[movies]David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - TED.com
What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, he set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; prosthetics; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 32
[movies]Ray Zahab treks to the South Pole - TED.com
Extreme runner Ray Zahab shares an enthusiastic account of his record-breaking trek on foot to the South Pole -- a 33-day sprint through the snow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; global issues; 2009
Downloads: 80
[movies]Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? - TED.com
Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 16
[movies]Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran - TED.com
Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found -- as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book -- wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; journalism; religion; 2010
Downloads: 256
[movies]Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world - TED.com
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf -- and maybe in the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 60
[movies]Janine di Giovanni: What I saw in the war - TED.com
Reporter Janine di Giovanni has been to the worst places on Earth to bring back stories from Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of human moments within large conflicts -- and explores that shocking transition when a familiar city street becomes a bombed-out battleground.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; journalism; war; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
Downloads: 163
[movies]Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! - TED.com
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; global issues; TEDxEQChCh; 2012
Downloads: 447
[movies]Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained. - TED.com
A refugee now living in the US, Joseph Kim tells the story of his life in North Korea during the famine years. He's begun to create a new life -- but he still searches for the family he lost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 156
[movies]Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls - TED.com
Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family's decision to believe in their daughters -- and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
Downloads: 207
[movies]John Francis walks the Earth - TED.com
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a message of environmental respect and responsibility (for 17 of those years without speaking). A funny, thoughtful talk with occasional banjo.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; environment; global issues; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 89
[movies]Israel and Iran: A love story? - TED.com
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you." Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message -- and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like "Israel loves Iran," "Iran loves Israel" and even "Palestine loves Israel."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; global issues; peace; TEDxJaffa; 2012
Downloads: 586
[movies]Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala - TED.com
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 43
[movies]Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery - TED.com
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; global issues; photography; tedx; TEDxMaui; 2012
Downloads: 27
[movies]Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English! - TED.com
At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDubai; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; language; 2010
Downloads: 331
[movies]Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws - TED.com
There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; law; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 93
[movies]Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies - TED.com
The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private US-based credit rating agencies wield immense power over national economies across the globe, and the outcomes can be catastrophic. But what if there was another way? In this bold talk, Heuser shares her vision for a non-profit agency that would bring more equality and justice into the mix.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; global issues; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 63
[movies]George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders - TED.com
Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. “Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control” -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 165
[movies]Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami - TED.com
Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; physics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 102
[movies]James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? - TED.com
James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; economics; global issues; TEDxZurich; 2012
Downloads: 194
[movies]Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion - TED.com
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
Downloads: 99
[movies]Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills - TED.com
When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; oceans; open-source; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 389
[movies]Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously. - TED.com
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; water; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 165
[movies]Vinay Venkatraman: “Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved - TED.com
Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts. Vinay Venkatraman explains his work in "technology crafts," through which a mobile phone, a lunchbox and a flashlight can become a digital projector for a village school, or an alarm clock and a mouse can be melded into a medical device for local triage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; technology; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 366
[movies]Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" - TED.com
Gayla Benefield was just doing her job -- until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; TEDxDanubia; 2013
Downloads: 111
[movies]Tony Porter: A call to men - TED.com
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; men; women; 2010
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[movies]9/11 healing: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship - TED.com
Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; 2010
Downloads: 120
[movies]Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea - TED.com
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “the best on the planet.” It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 520
[movies]Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
Downloads: 126
[movies]Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify - TED.com
Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West -- and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 376
[movies]Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism - TED.com
Why do transnational extremist organizations succeed where democratic movements have a harder time taking hold? Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist extremist, asks for new grassroots stories and global social activism to spread democracy in the face of nationalism and xenophobia. A powerful talk from TEDGlobal 2011.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; 2011
Downloads: 112
[movies]Keith Bellows on the camel's hump - TED.com
Keith Bellows gleefully outlines the engineering marvels of the camel, a vital creature he calls "the SUV of the desert." Though he couldn't bring a live camel to TED, he gets his camera crew as close as humanly possible to a one-ton beast in full rut.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; animals; energy; entertainment; global issues; sex; transportation; 2002
Downloads: 88
[movies]Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace - TED.com
In this bracingly honest talk, international security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: Break it in two.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; military; peace; technology; war; 2005
Downloads: 70
[movies]Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism - TED.com
The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disaster relief; global issues; social media; technology; 2011
Downloads: 66
[movies]Tom Honey on God and the tsunami - TED.com
In the days following the tragic South Asian tsunami of 2004, the Rev. Tom Honey pondered the question, "How could a loving God have done this?" Here is his answer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; God; culture; disaster relief; global issues; philosophy; religion; 2005
Downloads: 82
[movies]Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing - TED.com
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; business; environment; global issues; innovation; nature; sustainability; water; 2010
Downloads: 249
[movies]Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying - TED.com
We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; death; global issues; health; health care; tedx; TEDxNewy; 2011
Downloads: 21
[movies]Rabbi Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion - TED.com
While we all agree that compassion is a great idea, Rabbi Tabick acknowledges there are challenges to its execution. She explains how a careful balance of compassion and justice allows us to do good deeds, and keep our sanity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2009 Compassion; TED; Talks; charter for compassion; compassion; global issues; religion; 2009
Downloads: 77
[movies]Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism - TED.com
For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; entrepreneur; global issues; innovation; peace; violence; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 16
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